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Panda Bear Cake

2 Oct

I’ve had so many cakes this last month that I just love! This Panda Bear Cake was one of them. Made from vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream icing.

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Carousel Cake

2 Oct

One of my favourite customers ordered this cake for her first grand daughters 1st birthday. Her daughter had a carousel cake for her 1st birthday and they wanted to make this a tradition. I had so much fun making this cake and I have to say that it’s one of my favourites.

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Finn the Human from Adventure Time

8 Aug

How cool did this cake turn out. I love it!

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Skull and Crossbones Pirate Cake

20 Feb

This cake was made for the 10 year old son of some great clients of mine. The skull was white chocolate mudcake and the bones were caramel mudcake, both with white chocolate ganache. Other cakes I’ve made for this family are theĀ Betty Boop Cake and theĀ Skateboard Cake.

Left 4 Dead house

29 Sep

I made this for my son’s 17th birthday. Left 4 Dead is one of his favourite XBox 360 games.

Star Wars Cake

29 Sep

I’ve been very remiss and haven’t blogged my last few cakes. Dan’s birthday is the end of July and I made this AT-AT cake. I was very pleased with the way it turned out.

Tim’s 40th birthday cake

28 Jun

My husband turned 40 last week so this year I had to make him a special cake. Last year I had really bad morning sickness so he didn’t get much of one. This cake is 4 of his favourite computer manuals with an older style laptop on the top. For those who like authenticity I did a full querty keyboard, and the little ninja’s in the front are two little characters on the front of one of the manuals. I have finally achieved a proper black icing, starting with chocolate icing and adding lots and lots of black. I found that I needed to use copha to stop it sticking rather than cornflour, it was still sticking with cornflour but the copha made it a lot easier to handle with the added benefit of not having white on the black. I also let the books harden for a couple of days before stacking them. The lid of the laptop is stryofoam covered with modelling chocolate and then covered in black fondant. It’s the first time I’ve used modelling chocolate, I made it from scratch too, and love using it. Because it’s winter the modelling chocolate was quite hard before I kneaded it so I put it in the microwave, on defrost for 30 seconds. I don’t know if you’re supposed to do it but that worked and then I was able to start kneading it. I really liked the texture and can’t wait to use it again, although on my next cake I will need a LOT more, but that’s another cake for another time. To get the lid of the laptop to stay upright I used wooden dowels, sharpened at both ends, one end went into the styrofoam and the other into the cake.

What did I learn?

I CAN make black! Yay!

I love doing the little figures.

I NEED a cake leveler. I don’t know if you can notice but there was a slight slant that I noticed.

My piping is getter better and the royal icing was a better consistency for the size nozzle I used.